How Do You Let Go of Being a Victim?

How Do You Let Go of Being a Victim?

Dear Meli, I recently had someone tell me that I have a tendency to be a victim. Pretty annoying, right? Well, it’s not the first time I’ve heard this. Lately, I’ve made the commitment to be more self-aware. And . . . Bingo! Do you have any advice of...
Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, This may be a silly question, but do you really need to meditate if you’re on a spiritual path? I ask because I really hate to meditate. I have a really hard time sitting still and quieting my mind. I’m a runner and that seems to be my preferred...
How Do You Raise Spiritually Aware Children?

How Do You Raise Spiritually Aware Children?

Photo: Jay on flickr Dear Meli, I am a mom of three kids, ages 7 to 15. I am also a meditator and a spiritual seeker. I have tried to teach my kids about the value of being spiritually aware, with mixed results. My teenage daughters are pretty resistant at this point....
How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

Dear Meli, For about fifteen years, I’ve been involved in a wonderful spiritual community. I love the people there, and I feel love from them. About five years ago, a new spiritual leader came into the community. At first, we got along really well. She even...
How Do You Survive the Post-Holiday Blues?

How Do You Survive the Post-Holiday Blues?

Dear Meli, I am a big fan of the holiday season. I love it! I love the presents, I love the songs, I love the parties. I know that not everyone loves this season, but I really do. There’s only one problem and that’s what happens to me when the holidays are...

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